urgency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1540 1. the quality or state of being urgent ; insistence 2. a force or impulse that impels or constructionins ; urge

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  • Urgency — Ur gen*cy, n. [Cf. F. urgence.] The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urgency — may refer to:* Pan pan, international radio call for an emergency posing no imminent danger * Urinary urgency, medical condition …   Wikipedia

  • urgency — index compulsion (coercion), dispatch (promptness), emergency, exigency, force (compulsion), haste …   Law dictionary

  • urgency — 1530s; see URGENT (Cf. urgent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • urgency — [ʉr′jən sē] n. pl. urgencies 1. the quality or state of beingurgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity 2. insistence; importunity 3. something urgent …   English World dictionary

  • urgency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ desperate, extreme, great, utmost ▪ a matter of the utmost urgency ▪ added, new ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • urgency — n. 1) urgency about, in (there is no urgency about this matter) 2) (misc.) a sense of urgency * * * [ ɜːdʒ(ə)nsɪ] in (there is no urgency about this matter) (misc.) a sense of urgency urgency about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • urgency — ur|gen|cy [ ɜrdʒənsi ] noun uncount 1. ) the need to deal with something quickly: Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The sign is intended …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • urgency — UK [ˈɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsɪ] / US [ˈɜrdʒənsɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the need to deal with something quickly Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The …   English dictionary

  • urgency — noun 1. the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑necessity • Hyponyms: ↑hurry, ↑haste, ↑imperativeness, ↑insistence, ↑in …   Useful english dictionary

  • urgency — noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion …   Wiktionary

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